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1 “Suha Bhatt strove hard so that the Sultan at his suggestion ordered all Brahmans and learned Hindus should become Musalmans and those who did not accept Islam should leave the realm.”

In the above statement reference is made to which of the following Sultan by Ferishta ?

1 Sultan Sikandar of Kashmir
2 Zain-ul Abidin
3 Firuz Shah Tughluq
4 Sultan Hussain Shah Sharqi

Answer: Sultan Sikandar of Kashmir
2 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Bengal Sultan Ruknuddin Barbak Shah I was a great patron of Bengali literature.

Reason (R) : Barbak Shah I conferred the title of Gunārāj Khan to Maladhar Basu in acknowledgement of his great achievements in the field of Bengali literature.

In the context of the above statements which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
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3 Mahdawis asserted on the purification of historical Islam from innovation (bida). Which one of the following views of the scholars is not correct ?
1 Mohammad Yasin has characterised the movement as ‘a plebeian revolt of the simple-hearted’
2 K.A. Nizami refers to Mahdawi movement as ‘a crisis and a commotion in the lower strata’
3 Derry MacLean argues that the early Mahdawis tended to prefer a low profile and a quietist stance; while the later Mahadawis generally adopted an uncompromising stance
4 A.S.B. Ansari has compared the Mahdawi ‘Cult of the dagger’ to the ‘Ismaili Assassins’

Answer: Derry MacLean argues that the early Mahdawis tended to prefer a low profile and a quietist stance; while the later Mahadawis generally adopted an uncompromising stance
4 Consider the following statements concerning the Mughal Zamindars :

(a) Zamindar holding a full Pargana had to render military service with a fixed contingent.

(b) Zamindar holding only a part (taraf) of a few villages in a Pargana paid Salami.

(c) One half of the Zamindar’s territory whose revenue zamindars were to deposit in the state treasury was known as talpad.

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

Codes :
1 (a) only
2 (b) only
3 (a) and (b)
4 (a) and (c)

Answer:(a) and (b)
5 A large number of marks and symbols, sometimes accompanied by the names of individuals, are found inscribed on almost all the stones used in the construction of medieval monuments.

These marks and symbols carried some purpose. Which of the following purpose is not relevant in regard of inscribing the marks ?

1 To identify the creator
2 Inscribed mark should be exclusive of a creator
3 Stone supplier or mason used the mark
4 To identify a building and the owner of a building

Answer: To identify a building and the owner of a building
6 Which one of the following European travellers commented that “in India, there were no academies (except Madrasas for religious study) where systematic study of the western sciences could be taken up. Thus interest in western science and philosophy was individual and died with the individual” ?
1 Father Monserrate
2 Bernier
3 Tavernier
4 Manucci

Answer: Bernier
7 Which one of the following statements is not correct in regard to painting ?
1 The Mughal emperor Humayun brought master painters – Abdu’s Samad and Mir Saiyid Ali from Persia in 1555
2 Akbar established a large atelier that undertook the illustration of the Hamzanama in the 1560s
3 Jahgangir’s period rejected the European influence on the painting
4 In the 18th century, regional paintings came into existence, depicting especially Krishna Lilas

Answer: Jahgangir’s period rejected the European influence on the painting
8 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Kos minar is a category of architecture that developed with a clear association with road networks.

Reason (R) : Minar’s primary function was to serve as markers of following correct route for their destination.

In the context of the above statements which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
9 Which of the following is not correct in relation to the village community ?
1 Buchanan’s survey of South India became the basis for theories about the ‘Indian Village Community’
2 B.H. Baden-Powell saw the ‘Village community’ as a mere expression of the operation of joint-property by heirs of an original single proprietor
3 W.H. Wiser opined that village servants and artisans were attached to the village
4 Hiroshi Fukazawa found that rural artisans and servants were tied to the village rather than to individuals

Answer: W.H. Wiser opined that village servants and artisans were attached to the village
10 Aurangazeb’s Farmans to Rasikdas and Muhammad Hashim throw light on

(a) declining agriculture and oppressive taxation.

(b) problem of flight of peasantry from land.

(c) peasant uprisings specially that of the Satnamis and the Jats.

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

Codes :
1 (a) only
2 (a) and (b)
3 (a) and (c)
4 (b) and (c)

Answer: (a) and (b)
11 Jizya was reimposed by Aurangazeb in 1679. What is the argument of Satish Chadnra on the reimposition of Jizya by Aurangazeb ?
1 Jizya was levied on account of the opposition of the Hindus and the greed of the rulers
2 Jizya was imposed by Aurangazeb for he wanted to force the non-Muslims to accept Islam
3 The reimposition of Jizya marked a deepening political crisis, due primarily to the deterioration of the situation in the Deccan
4 Jizya was used as a device for relieving the pressure on the general treasury

Answer: The reimposition of Jizya marked a deepening political crisis, due primarily to the deterioration of the situation in the Deccan
12 Tuhfat-ul Hind written by Mirza Muhammad for Aurangazeb’s grandson, Prince Muizzuddin Jahandar Shah deals with which one of the following themes ?
1 Music.
2 A sufi work.
3 Culinary science.
4 Plants and animal kingdoms.

Answer:Music.
13 “The chief value of the Raja’s (Raja Ram Mohun Roy) labours, to our mind, seems to lie in his fight against the forces of medievalism in India, and it is for this reason, that we claim for him the honour of being the father of the present Indian Renaissance.”

Who wrote these words ?

1 Surendranath Banerjee.
2 Dwarkanath Tagore.
3 Arobindo Ghosh.
4 Bipin Chandra Pal.

Answer: Bipin Chandra Pal.
14 Who among the following became the first native professor in Elphinston Institute, Bombay in 1835 ?
1 Dadoba Pandurang Tarkhadkar
2 Bal Gangadhar Jambhekar
3 Parshuram Balwant Godbole
4 Sadashiv Kashinath Chhatre

Answer: Bal Gangadhar Jambhekar
15 When was the first female school opened in Rawalpindi ?
1 Feb. 1856
2 June 1856
3 Dec. 1856
4 Aug. 1856

Answer:Dec. 1856

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